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About the Owner of Mixed Martial Arts Lifestyle (MMAL)

My purpose is to help people understand that martial arts is about bringing positivity towards an individual’s life & is more than just a self-defensive sport.

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About The Owner:

Hi there! I’m Austin, author & owner of the Mixed Martial Arts Lifestyle (MMAL) blog. My journey as a martial artist started when I was 13 years old & Praying Mantis Kung Fu was the first discipline that I started out in. 

As I kept consistently training, I became obsessed with the science behind martial arts. At one point in my life, I was lost & don’t know what sport I was truly good at since I’m not good at any other ones.

Getting into Kung Fu helped me discover that combat sports were more of my forte. So as I grew up, I decided to take up & wanting to learn more than just one discipline. During my time in high school, I joined the wrestling team because I wanted to learn the fascinating art of throws & takedowns.

A couple years after graduating from high school, I chose to pursue learning other disciplines. So I joined an MMA gym where I could train in multiple arts such as Dutch Kickboxing & Muay Thai, Boxing, relearning Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, & MMA.

Training in all these disciplines has been a “big” influence throughout my life, & each of them has given me several benefits.

Why I Created Mixed Martial Arts Lifestyle (MMAL)

I created Mixed Martial Arts Lifestyle (MMAL) to help people new to martial arts understand that it is more than just a self-defensive sport. Martial arts may strengthen a person both physically & mentally, but it also teaches them to develop their character to overcome obstacles in life. 

Since I have achieved these benefits, hopefully, I can inspire readers to find a discipline they would be good in to help build themselves.

If you would like to connect with me, you can go to my contact page or send me a direct email at austin.hoang@mixedmartialarts.life.

You can also follow me on social media, so click on the icons below or anywhere on the site to follow my journeys as a martial artist.

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About Mixed Martial Arts Lifestyle (MMAL)

Mixed Martial Arts Lifestyle (MMAL) is your online source to build your understanding of the many martial arts disciplines ( Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, MMA, Kung Fu, etc.) All these types of styles is so much more than just learning how to defend yourself. These are arts that brings so many benefits towards people to help them overcome obstacles in life.

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Muay Thai

A combat sport of Thailand that consists of using 8 limbs from your body to throw striking techniques.

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A style of combat that consists of using only the hands to strike along with using head movement to dodge strikes.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A grappling style of combat of Brazil. This discipline consists of performing takedowns, sweeps and submission techniques while on the ground.


A style of combat that consists of performing multiple trips, throws and takedown techniques to gain top control.

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Kung Fu

A traditional style of combat of China that consists of using different style of strikes.



Your overall health is important & training in any Martial Art teaches you to build a healthy body & mind.

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A style of combat that involves mixing all the disciplines together along with adding ground strikes.

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A traditional style of combat of Korea that consists of using mostly different kicking techniques than punching techniques.

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Gear & Equipment

In various Martial arts, there are many different manufactured gear & equipment used for training & sparring purposes (Boxing Gloves, Muay Thai Shin Guards, Hand & Thai Pads, etc.)

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Strength & Conditioning

Involves many different types of exercises for martial artists to build strength and endurance for their training. (E.g. Weights, Calisthenics, Plyometrics, etc.)

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Life has many obstacles, & all martial arts disciplines can help overcome them.

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Click “Read More” to direct yourself to the “Martial Arts Blog” page. There you will be able to read about my own experiences & benefits with each discipline I have learned.